Skip to main content

Syndicate

Item Preview

[screenshot]

software
Syndicate


Published 1994


Syndicate is an isometric real-time tactical game from Bullfrog Productions created in 1993. It is the first title in the Syndicate series. An expansion pack, Syndicate: American Revolt, a sequel, Syndicate Wars, and a reboot Syndicate have also been released. The original game and expansion pack were re-released together in 1996 as Syndicate Plus.

The game puts the player in charge of a self-named corporation in a gritty near-future cyberpunk-style world in the year 2096. The teams of up to four cyborg agents are used in a series of deadly missions, which include assassinations, infiltration, theft and "persuasion" (using a device called a Persuadertron to capture individuals of importance). The game's objective is to establish world-wide dominance with the established syndicate, one territory at a time, while engaging and eliminating rival syndicates and putting down internal mutinies.

Game play involves ordering a four-person team of cyborg agents around cities displayed in a fixed-view isometric style, in pursuit of mission goals such as assassinating executives of a rival syndicate, rescuing captured allies, "persuading" civilians and scientists to join the player's company or simply killing all enemy agents.

As the player progresses through the game, they must manage the research and development of new weaponry and cyborg upgrades. The player has only limited funds, requiring taxation of the conquered territories while ensuring that they are not so over-taxed that they revolt against the player. The player begins the game with simple pistols, progressing through increasingly destructive weaponry that includes Uzis, miniguns, flamethrowers, sniper rifles, time bombs, lasers and the enormously destructive Gauss gun (a rocket launcher). In addition, the player can use items such as medikits to heal his agents, scanners to locate pedestrians/vehicles and the "Persuadertron" to brainwash the player's targets into blind obedience.

A separate version was made for the simpler, 16-bit consoles, as the hardware couldn't support the complexity of the original game. It contained completely new level design and different graphics, and was released for Sega Mega Drive and SNES.


Identifier sg_Syndicate_1994_Electronic_Arts_EU-US_M3
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.5.2
Publicdate 2014-05-06 04:19:07
Addeddate 2014-05-06 04:19:07
Emulator_ext bin
Emulator genesis
Creator Electronic Arts
Date 1994
Year 1994
Backup_location ia905807_15
Language English

comment
Reviews

Reviewer: BurnThisCity - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 20, 2015
Subject: Great game
Completed all the missions once.
info Stream Only
Uploaded by
Jason Scott
on 5/6/2014
Views
3,187
Favorites
9
Reviews
1
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 216
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 325
favorite 2
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 296
favorite 2
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Bullfrog Productions/Electronic Arts
software
eye 2,654
favorite 9
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 1,418
favorite 9
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 83
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 131
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 285
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 4,288
favorite 8
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 2,420
favorite 2
comment 0